A basket of Tulips

February is early Spring in Shasta County. We have lots and lots of emerging bulbs.
These showy tulips look wonderful all bunched together. Ironically, Tulip Mania was responsible for an economic bubble and collapse, similar to the housing cycle we are experiencing now. From Wikipedia: “At the peak of tulip mania in February 1637, tulip contracts sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.” It seems our economic history is filled with bubbles and collapses.
It’s hard to capture an image that accurately displays their deep scarlet loveliness.
Such is the transitory nature of beauty.

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